Naked Pictures of Famous People
12 journalers for this copy...
When I started reading this one, I had no idea how politically charged and cynical it would be! I was laughing and cringing at the same time. I think my favorite was"Five Under Five," a story that defines the outrageous pressure Americans put on their children as if they were thoroughbreds.
It had some good spots, and some really weird spots that didn't always work for me. "Breakfast at Kennedy's" was pretty bizarre, and "Martha Stewart's Vagina" (the essay, that is -- all I can speak about) was very weird. Some of my favorites were "The New Judaism," "The Last Supper, or the Dead Waiter," and "The Recipe."
I have to admit, he's better on TV -- but then, he's great on TV.
Journal Entry 4
on Tuesday, March 22, 2005
Journal Entry 5
on Sunday, November 26, 2006
Sorry... I complety forgot to post the journal entry.
I've finished reading it a while ago.
I really enjoyed it!
Journal Entry 6
on Sunday, November 26, 2006
recebi ontem...vou tentar ser breve
Desculpem o atraso, mas demorou a cativar-me.è engraçado e finalmente seguiu viagem...A minha opinião não é melhor nem pior, apenas não me puxou o que estava à espera...Obrigada pela partilha e desculpa a demora...
Got it today, still have a couple of books before I get to this one.
I couldn’t resist this book and had to move it to the top of the TBR pile; I just love Jon Stewart’s humour.
This book has some very good articles and others that barely make it, but maybe not being an American has something to do with me not getting some of the jokes, because a lot of the pieces have inside jokes on characters that are mostly unknown to non American natives (and I don’t mean the Indian tribes).
He is one brilliant comedian, outrageously funny and very politically incorrect, and to be like that in the US takes some guts.
Here are some of the pieces I enjoyed the most:
- A Very Hanson Christmas
- Lack Of Power – the Ford tapes
- The New Judaism
- Pen Palls
- The last super
- Vincent and Theo on AOL
- Adolf Hitler: the Larry King interview
And of course The Microsoft ’98 suggested spelling and usage
I’ll be sending it to the next in line tomorrow.
06.08.2007 - got a PM from Dukesa saying that she already got the book but forgot to journal it.
It arrived by mail a few days ago, but I didn''t get the chance to make a JE.
I have 3 books ahead of this one TBR, but I hope to read it soon :)
Thank you kizmiaz and Xanocas!
Well... I confess that I was expecting something a lot better! I didn't get the fun part in most of the pieces. Maybe because I'm not an American, but some of them just seemed senseless.
The ones that I somewhat enjoyed (or at least understood the fun in it) were: Pen Pals, The Last Supper, or the Dead Waiter, The Cult, Adolf Hitler: the Larry King interview, The Devil and William Gates and The Microsoft ’98 suggested spelling and usage. 6 out of 18 stories... And I didn't find any of them great!
I'm a Jon Stewart fan, at least on his show, but I really couldn't relate to this book... I hope the next reader likes it :)
It's packed and ready to go to FallenAngels, probably tomorrow. Once again, thank you for the opportunity of reading this book :)
As the previous portuguese BCs have said, the fact of not being an american, makes some of the stories hard to understand. I'm also a big fan of Mr. Jon Stewart, because of all the talk shows I get to see in Portugal (Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien,...) he's the one that makes me feel that things are more spontaneous and clear, but even though all very well rehearsed. (When I see these talk shows, my feeling is that the interviewed gets the questions previously. Am I wrong?...) My favourites were: "Martha Stewart's Vagina", "Pen Pals" (hilarious) and "The Last Supper, or the Dead Waiter".
Thanks for letting me share this book!
Seguiu para irusdodot...Obrigada!!
I confess that I was expecting more. Like someone says he's better on TV. Anyway, it's a nice book to read in the spare time and, although it didn't really make me laugh at least it made me smile several times.
My favourite stories were Breakfast at Kennedys, Pen Pals and The Last Supper, or The Dead Waiter.
It wil travel next week to AnaD.
Journal Entry 18
on Thursday, January 03, 2008
Arrived yesterday. I'm looking forward to read it :)
Journal Entry 19
on Sunday, March 02, 2008
Finished reading :)
As Something Simple has already read the book and taniamnc never answered the PM's, it is now travelling to Marcenda.
I got it yesterday. Will be read ASAP. Thanks, AnaD!
I really enjoyed this book. Some of its parts are so acid it's a wonder the letters don't burn through the paper (Breakfast at Kennedy's, to name one). Others are light and brilliant, like Martha Stewart's Vagina. This is one of those books I'd really like to keep for myself and tell you guys it got lost in the mail. Just kidding! I'm waiting for BettyBoekwurm's OK to send it to her. (boy, I'll be in trouble if it DOES get lost in the mail, lol).
Sent today to BettyBoekworm. Bon voyage!
I'd received this last week, but since I've been away for a few day, I hadn't had a chance to make an entry yet. (So no worries, Marcenda...)
I read the book almost in one sitting and I loved it. It's witty and sharp and has a touch of a Woody Allen that had me laughing half the time and, as lightwavz said, cringing the other half. Loved it!
I'm waitng for silvia-pco's answer to send it her way.
3 July - Finally sendig it to silvia-pco! Sorry for taking so long!
Journal Entry 25
on Sunday, November 15, 2009
Arrived a few weeks ago (I forgot to make a journal entry).